Friday, May 10, 2013

Lost on the USM Auriega: Democrats Lack of a Foreign Policy

America, in her 237 years, has only lost 8 Ambassadors.  

Before Ambassador Stevens lost his life in Benghazi; the last Ambassador to lose his life was over a plane crash in Pakistan.  During the Carter era, Ambassador Dubs died in Afghanistan in 1979 by an attack on the Embassy.  

Do you see a trend? Because I do.

USM Auriega, before the fun starts (Alien:Resurrection)

On 9/11/12, the Benghazi Consulate was attacked -- 2012 being an election year, it was pushed aside.  Even during a Major Presidential debate by Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN:

As a partisan, I hope the Media speaks "Truth to Power," WHOMEVER is in office, however, thanks to the Media's mythical love of "Camelot" and Democrats, Benghazi was pushed back towards this week.

Thank you CNN.

The news of "what really happened," at the Benghazi Consulate came out through Twitter and Congressional Subpoenas.

Now, add President Obama's flip-flopping on Gitmo and Syria, and then add Democratic partisan silence on Drone attacks and non-congressional authorization on Libya, what do you have?

The Democratic Party from President Obama on down to lowest House Foreign Relations Committee Members trapped by their own rhetoric. 

Let me explain, no let me sum up: 

After 200 years, on the USM Auriega, General Perez (Dan Hedaya) and Dr Wren (J.F. Freeman) brought back Ripley and the Xenomorph through cloning.  They studied one not so carefully (the Ripley 8 Clone) and the Xenomorph's they had no clue.  When the Aliens escaped, the crew of the USM Auriega died.  

It was Ripley and the ragtag group that tried made it back back to the Betty, a ship (and crew) not unlike the Firefly. (Joss Whedon wrote the screen play).

Because the crew of the USM Auriega thought they knew better, the Xenomorph's escaped.  

Now how does that equal to the Democrat's foreign policy? 

Like the ragtag group, the Democrats are trying to find their way in the dark of Foreign Policy in a corner they painted for themselves, while Xenomorphs are coming out of their holes.


1) Even though President Bush was following in the footsteps of FDR, Truman and JFK when it came to Wilsonianism and American Exceptionalism (whereas his father followed Nixonian foreign policy), the Democrats, supposedly supporters of "Free people" around the world opposed every step of Bush's progress in Iraq.

2) ANSWER (was it funded by the Democrats and the Obama campaign?) had protests everywhere saying the true fight was in Afghanistan without understanding its history. Come a Democratic Administration, ANSWER, the war protesters are silent about the lives and tactics used in Pakistan and Afghanistan. (**This is for Rep. Issa)

3) Gitmo -- closed, open, there are no Democrats keeping their Leader under fire for not keeping his promises.  They were lying during the Bush Administration.

4) The Middle East falls apart because Democrats do not fight back when our Ambassadors (only 8!) are killed or Embassies attacked.  We have shown our weakness.  The Xenomorphs are coming for us in the foreign policy realm.

5) What do Democrats stand for in Foreign Policy? All the sturm und drang during the Bush Administration by Democrats and their allies is equalled only by their silence during the current one.

Let us remember what Secretary of State Clinton said after the attacks:

Ambassador Steven and three others lost their lives in Benghazi because Democrats and President Obama have no foreign policy other then to oppose Republican Foreign Policy.

Only President Obama and Sec. of State Clinton is on this chart in 2012

My question: At what point can we say that Democrats have lost their way on Foreign Policy?


  1. Nice parsing of words JF.

    It is true that there has only been one embassy attack in recent memory that resulted in a death of an ambassador and that was Benghazi. However, where were John McCain, Lindsay Graham, et al during these attacks:

    January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.

    June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al Qaeda attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

    October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of "Bali Bombings." No fatalities.

    February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.

    May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al Qaeda terrorists storm the diplomatic compound, killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.

    July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.

    December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.

    March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.

    September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar" storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.

    January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.

    March 18, 2008. Sana'a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.

    July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.

    September 17, 2008. Sana'a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, the second attack on this embassy in seven months.

    This list was prepared by Bob Cesca and can be found in today's Huffington Post brief. I would really like to know why embassy security was not a major issue for you and other Republicans when one of your own was President.

    What this tells me is that there were more and more deadly attacks prior to January 20, 2009 than after. What does that say about Democratic Foreign Policy...namely that we are safer.

    As a loyal Democrat, I am not very happy with the silence over the Drone program nor the failure to close Gitmo. Syria, however, has all the potential to be another quagmire for us. Look at Libya...we supported the rebels and now those very same weapons are flowing to happened in Afghanistan when we supported the mujaheddin against Russia and now again, same thing in Iraq. I say that we have no true friends in the Middle East other than Israel and that is who we should support. I believe that Obama's red line comment was a mistake.

    I think that a foreign policy based on unilateral intervention, without a direct and strategic challenge to the US is not in our best interest. We need to work more with alliances; today's world is much more dangerous and monolithic military power is at best a deterrent to large scale, organized conflict. Unilateralism...going it alone "cowboy" style is no longer supportable. Not from a military point, nor from an economic view point either. WE can't afford another multi-trillion dollar exercise in "nation building".

  2. Bob,

    TY again for commenting! I enjoy hearing from you in the Valley.

    I've sen that list throughout the Blogosphere since 9/11/12 -- while there were attacks on Embassies, did anyone doubt that President Bush would not send troops or leave people behind?

    Heck, remember how loyal to Rumsfeld Bush was. The concept of "throwing people under the bus," did not show up until the 08 campaign. Not during the Bush Political/policy years.

    That's why when this list shows up, I had no doubt that during the attacks, these Embessies (especially their Ambassadors) were attacked. Bush was attacked for going on offence (see ANSWER protests) -- yet it seems Obama really did "throw Ambassador Stephens under the bus,"

    And in the second part:

    I hear Democrats stand for free peoples and free speech, but their actions (Free speech: attacking Fox news, trying to deny Liberterian brothers Koch from by LA Times; Free peoples: Democratic actions during Bush Administration) don't match the rhetoric.

    I was a Wilsonian when I was a Liberal Democrat, and remained so as I switched parties. Then, became delighted as Bush fils followed.

    Yet, I don't see a coherent Foreign policy from the top of the Democrats.

    And finally:

    Did you see the Alien quad series? Which was your favorite?

    Thanks Bob! I'm always glad to see you here!

  3. I did see the Alien quad...Aliens, the second installment was the one that had me n the edge of my seat.


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